Author Topic: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?  (Read 304 times)

[Buddie]

Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« on: December 26, 2019, 05:53:25 pm »
Hi,
I want to try and help a friend in USA apply for disability.

She is very severe, housebound for years, still tapering and has both very severe physical movement disorder from WD as well as akathesia, POTS and severe mental symptoms.

I see on the website it has a list of mental disorders none of which apply and some of which require compliance with treatment etc.

Can ask those on here in the USA who applied and received disability how you d coded which category to use?

Any tips that are useful.

I am in the UK and here you can write down all the different health issues and it is based on symptoms.

Also, there is no way she will be able to attend an assessment as she is literally unable to leave house even to go to Dr etc. She has no GP involved in care but has an addiction specialist she consults with via Skype.



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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 03:11:46 am »
Get disability in us with out doc and lawyer next to impossible and you will be denied 5to 6 times takes years usually
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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 04:42:37 am »
Following
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Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 04:58:11 am »
My nurse practitioner (the one who prescribed me the Ativan grrrrrr ) agreed to support my short-term disability. She filled out paperwork with a "major depression" diagnosis. This was for the state of California, which provides 60% of your salary.

My employer also offers disability leave --- I had to provide my medical records and some paperwork, which were reviewed by a third-party insurance company before benefits were granted. This covered the other 40% of my salary for 3 months.

After taking 3 months off, I went back to work.

I think it varies, depending on where you live and your employer. This has been a horrific experience, but I am grateful that I didn't have to worry about my financial situation.
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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 05:03:04 am »
I'm almost certain she must be under a doc or shrinks care so that they can document that she is disabled.  She needs to go see a doc.  Then get an attorney who specializes in disability cases.  It's nearly impossible to win on your own here in the states. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 05:08:48 am »
But how can u afford an attorney when ur so poor u need disability?
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Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 05:13:54 am »
If you have documentation you screwed up most disability lawyers take case for %
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Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 05:16:44 am »
Or should say get paid when you win case
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Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2019, 08:20:25 am »
Social security disability is extremely difficult to get, short term disability from work is much easier, as long as your doctor can support with needed document.

I heard social security disability requires 2 independent doctors pointed by the government to assess you in person. And periodically reassessed. I don't know if an attorney is always needed though.

Your friend can ask her doctor. Most doctors know the general process and requirement.

There should be online info too.

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Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2019, 10:26:18 pm »
Trump's 2020 budget includes billions of dollars of cuts to SSI/SSDI.

They have created a new 'catagory' for those who were deemed 'not curable'...reviewing cases as often as every 6 months.

There will be more homelessness and suicides.  Reagan did this back in the 80s and 20,000 people died.

They are making it harder for the 'losers' in society to survive.

But we sure like to give the rich tax breaks and spend increasing amounts on the military...did you hear about the 21 TRILLION dollars missing from the DoD/HUD ??

https://btlonline.org/trump-drive-to-cut-social-security-disability-benefits-could-kill-thousands/
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